Cohort 1 Teachers Take a Close Look at the Training Class Re-design!
This month we brought in a team of amazing teachers that participated in Cohort 1 and are all true trailblazers for Blackboard in their schools. Thanks to that helpful feedback, the training classes have been redesigned to:
Offer an elementary specific training course to help K-5 teachers see examples of classes built for elementary students
Begin by helping teachers develop a plan for how they will implement Blackboard with students and what content they will start building within Blackboard. Cohort 1 teachers are now a wonderful resource and assigned FCIT staff will be in your buildings on a regular basis to help
Share the workload! A peer teacher role has been added to allow teachers to copy, not edit or delete, content. This will be a useful feature for grade levels or departments who divide out the workload and then share the content with one another
Provide a streamlined course that is easier to navigate, less work, self-paced, and offers continuity to ease in understanding
- Offer virtual, live demonstrations of what each unit covers and a corresponding step-by-step guide. Teachers will be able to ask questions during the live demo and the recordings will be archived in the training classes
- Help teachers locate the Blackboard information they need and more via a Tips, Tricks, and Resources section of the class
Blackboard Planning: The Critical Role of the Principal and Leadership Staff
Many schools have grade level teams or departments that have signed up for Cohort 2 in order to utilize common planning times or PLC meetings. Please reach out to your FCIT support staff if you need help guiding those conversations. We are happy to share our recommendations and what other schools are planning.
Administrators: Blackboard Training Classes are returning in January
Friday, January 22
Friday, January 29
Friday, February 5
The class will be a continuation of using the faculty organizations within Blackboard for communication purposes. Now that your Blackboard teams are trained and many of the same tools are used for organizations and classes, they will be a wonderful resource for you.
You can sign up via PDExpress.